Haven’t got the time or the budget to go travelling around the world? Why not take a quick city break. Psychologists believe that people who use their holiday allowance in bursts rather than all in one go are happier, as people who take so-called mini-breaks have more happy memories than those who holiday for an extended period of time.
City breaks have numerous advantages, and with so many destinations available, they are becoming an increasingly popular choice for holiday makers.
One of the main advantages of taking a city break is that you will have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the culture of the place which you are visiting, even if you are only staying for a relatively short space of time. Cities tend to be jam-packed with examples of local culture, whether it be historic architecture and art galleries, to local sports events. With a little bit of research, this also means that it can be relatively easy to tailor your city break towards your individual preferences. Whilst beach breaks can be a great way to relax, they are often designed specifically to cater towards tourists, and packaged holidays with their sunshine, copious amounts of food and alcohol may seem advantageous, they often can be more than hazardous for one’s health. Whilst calmly strolling around one of the worlds many cultured cities can be a more healthy way to relax.
If you only have a few days to spare, city breaks can in fact be the perfect way to escape. You’re more likely to cram plenty of activities into a short stay in a city, so you’ll feel like you’ve had a fun-filled break, even if you’ve only been away for a long weekend. This is also ideal for anyone who works full time, as you won’t be required to use up as much of your annual holiday allowance.
The concept of going on city breaks has earned many fans in the recent years, including myself. There are people who prefer this kind of treat and have enjoyed it for quite some time now. But then it might be good to look at what city breaks could offer you in terms of advantages and disadvantages.
One of the advantages of city breaks is that it is relatively affordable. It is also a good alternative to get away from the hectic and stressful life that we have to deal with everyday. It is an ideal solution to release the pressure for few days or even for a weekend. It is a cheap choice compared to a long holiday packaged tour.
With city breaks, you would be able to get a lot more variety on your vacation. You are able to see different places, do fun activities and you feel energetic while doing them. You get exposure to a different climate and ambiance that could work well for your mental and physical well-being.
People say that a city break is good when you want to rejuvenate yourself and liberate yourself from the hassles of a daily routine. You feel refreshed and highly rejuvenated and you tackle your routine with more enthusiasm. This is certainly a good advantage and one that you should consider doing in the near future.
You can decide where you want your destination to be. You have to consider your time, budget and most of all your purpose for it. Surely, it is for the purpose of getting a break from work and a busy routine. Then you would think of a place where you can relax and just enjoy the view and whatever else there is to do.
As for the disadvantages, you may want more of the vacation time. Since city breaks are mostly just short and budgeted, you may want to see more, do more and perhaps extend your stay. If you could have thought of a holiday tour in the same destination where you are having your break, then you could have stayed longer and planned a longer vacation. So you are likely to spend more.
Many tour companies are offering city breaks to travellers as an option. There are those who want to travel long term and there are also others who just want short travel time. This is where city breaks come in; it is a good option for anyone who sees it as a practical and perhaps cost saving method of getting away from a stressful routine. It could be what they are looking for – short, affordable, convenient and a temporary retreat they can enjoy.
So it is still a matter of personal choice and it is really up to you how to take advantage of city breaks. If they make you feel rejuvenated and have done their purpose, then you made the right choice.